Tell me how long do I have to wait?
Can I get you now, or must I hesitate?
— From “Hesitation Blues” (traditional)
I can’t help but admire the term “vaccine hesitancy”. The propagandist who thought that one up should get an award — assuming there is a professional association in his field that hands out such awards.
People who don’t want to get the “vaccine” against the Wuhan Coronavirus are simply “hesitant” about it, implying that if the government or the health insurance company or local family practice doctors are patient and persuasive, those who balk at the idea of the jab will eventually come around.
We can’t call them “refuseniks”, because that term bears a positive connotation from Soviet days as a label for heroic freedom-minded people who resist the pressures of a totalitarian state.
For myself, I prefer to be called a “vaccine dissident”, but that one is obviously also verboten for the same reasons.
The Farmville Herald is a local paper in Southside Virginia not too far from where I live. When I saw the headline for the following article, I thought, Oh no, here’s another dreary pro-vax propaganda piece. But it turned out that the only propaganda was in the headline — my guess is that the paper’s editor, presumably a Gutmensch, took the reporter’s copy and wrote his own headline for it, one that carries the CDC/Fauci seal of approval.
It’s very encouraging to note that the reasons cited by the refuseniks are tropes they could not possibly have picked up from the MSM, or the CDC website, or official government spokesmen. They can only have acquired them from deplorable websites like this one. And these dissidents make up a quarter of the population!
In other words, 25% of American citizens have done their own research, using websites that the Democrat Party, the mainstream media, social media, academia, and the permanent governing class would shut down if they possibly could. And, against all the pressure that has been exerted to make them compliant, they have reached conclusions that contradict the Narrative.
That’s VERY encouraging.
I don’t think the Powers That Be can force 25% of the population to take a “vaccine” that they don’t want. They can bring to bear a lot more pressure, however, by establishing a “health passport” scheme that denies the dissidents certain privileges. Whether those will include eating in restaurants or visiting grocery stores remains to be seen.
Below are excerpts from the Herald article:
Locals discuss vaccine hesitancy
With Prince Edward County now celebrating its 10,000th COVID-19 vaccine shot being administered this week and the commonwealth only days away from opening vaccine registration to everyone age 16 or older, the community is making major headway on the immunization front.
But with most community members anxiously rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated, there are still those who say they will never get the vaccine.
Taking to Facebook to express their opinions, locals cited everything from potential side effects to theories of population control as to why they will be declining the shot when their turn comes.
“I have kidney disease, GI (gastro-intestinal) issues, chronic pain and will not ever get the vaccine,” Facebook commenter Robin Reece Jennings wrote. “Too many side effects and no (proof) that it will not make it worse, nor is it effective.”
A recent poll from Monmouth University said 25% of Americans will decline to receive the vaccine.
Side effects are a common concern listed among those who plan on foregoing the COVID-19 vaccine, a flame stoked this week after federal health officials recommended states pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine following six cases of a rare blood clotting disorder.
“I am just saying that I know medicine has to go through a rigorous amount of testing that takes years before being approved, and even then it can still cause problems,” Jennings continued.
Local Breanne Hicks had similar concerns. Hicks said she has an autoimmune disease and worries the side effects of the vaccine may trigger her disease to move out of remission.
“Having a vaccine doesn’t make you immune to the virus,” she said. “I’d rather see a treatment developed.”
Resident Holly Chappell Aitken said she believes the public needs to build up a natural immunity to the virus, adding she has never had a flu shot and has no plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I just feel you need a natural (immunity) to these things, and who knows what other side effects are going to come about not only with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but the others as well, maybe not now but in the future,” she said.
Resident Steph McDaniel said she hasn’t had a vaccine in more than 27 years and will never get one again, COVID-19 vaccine included.
McDaniel said she believes vaccines, especially if administered yearly, will eventually trigger autoimmune disorders.
“God gave us an immune system which functions best when not triggered often and is not poisoned,” she stated. “The survival rate is over 97% anyway. Therefore, our immune systems were doing just fine.”
Community member Leslee Carles said she has not had a flu shot in more than 20 years and has not once contracted the flu during that time.
“It’s population control people,” Carles speculated in a Facebook comment. “Open your eyes.”
“You’ve been watching too many X-Files,” replied another commenter.